Thanos P. Dokos received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Cambridge University and has held research posts at the Hessische Stiftung Friedens und Konfliktforschung (1989-90) and the Center for Science and International Affairs (CSIA) at Harvard University (1990-91).

He served as the Director for Research, Strategic Studies Division, Hellenic Ministry of National Defence (1996-98) and as an Advisor on NATO issues to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-1999). He was a NATO research fellow for 1996-98. He is currently the Director-General of ELIAMEP. He has taught at the Universities of Athens and Piraeus, the Hellenic National Defense College, the Diplomatic Academy and the Hellenic National Security School. He has also been a visiting scholar at Bilgi University, Istanbul (2008). His research interests include global trends, international security, Greek-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign and security policy & Mediterranean security. Recent publications include: “The limited geopolitical reflexes of the European Union in the context of the Greek, Cypriot and Ukrainian crisis” in Le Rapport Schuman sur l'Europe, l'état de l'Union 2016, “White Paper on Greek Foreign Defence and Security Policy(ed., in Greek), ELIAMEP, March 2016; “The Eastern Mediterranean in 2020: Possible Scenarios and Policy Recommendations” (ed.), ELIAMEP-KAS Policy Paper, April 2016.